夏季必备品 (Xiàjì bìbèipĭn) Necessities in Summer (Beginner)
What are the necessities to survive the heat in hot summer days? In this section, we are going to introduce you how to talk about some common summer necessities in Chinese.
(1) 太阳镜 (tàiyángjìng) sunglasses
Nĭ xūyào măi yí fù tàiyángjìng ma?
你 需要 买 一副 太阳镜 吗？
Do you need a pair of sunglasses?
(2) 止汗露 (zhĭhànlù) antiperspirant
Zài xiàjì, wŏ měitiān dōu yòng zhĭhànlù.
在 夏季，我 每天 都 用 止汗露。
In summer, I use antiperspirant everyday.
(3) 防晒霜 (fángshàishuāng) sun block
Nĭ yòng shénme páizi de fángshàishuāng?
你 用 什么 牌子 的 防晒霜？
What is the brand of your sun block?
用法 (yòng fǎ) Usage:
“太阳镜 (tàiyángjìng)” is counted by “副 (fù),” which is used as a quantifier here. It can mean “a set,” such as “一副耳环 (yí fù ěrhuán) a set of ear-rings,” “一副棋 (yí fù qí) a set of chess.” “副 (fù)” can also mean “a pair of,” such as “一副眼镜 (yí fù yănjìng) a pair of glasses,” “一副手套 (yí fù shŏutào) a pair of gloves.”